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Global News Podcast

BBC World Service

The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends.

5681 - Netanyahu defends Gaza war as protesters rally outside US Congress
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  • 5681 - Netanyahu defends Gaza war as protesters rally outside US Congress

    The Israeli prime minister's speech to a joint session of Congress received standing ovations from mostly Republicans but it was boycotted by several Democrats. Also: the British equestrian, Charlotte Dujardin, has withdrawn from the Olympics after a video emerged of her whipping her horse, and why Komodo dragons are such dangerous predators.

    Thu, 25 Jul 2024
  • 5680 - Almost one in three people in care abused in New Zealand

    A public inquiry finds 200,000 people suffered abuse over the past 70 years. The prime minister, Christopher Luxon, called it "a dark and sorrowful day in the country's history". Māoris and people with disabilities were particularly affected. The publication follows a six-year investigation. Also: Typhoon Gaemi is battering Taiwan with powerful winds and torrential rain, and Janet Jackson on growing up in one of music's most famous families.

    Wed, 24 Jul 2024
  • 5679 - US Secret Service boss resigns over Trump shooting failures

    Kim Cheatle said she took 'full responsibility' for the security lapse surrounding the assassination attempt on Donald Trump. She had faced calls from Democrats and Republicans to step down. Also: scientists push for a new HIV vaccine to be made available across the globe, and sharks off the coast of Brazil test positive for cocaine.

    Wed, 24 Jul 2024
  • 5678 - Kamala Harris has enough support to become presidential candidate

    The US vice-president's campaign has secured a record amount of donations. Also, China says Hamas, Fatah and a dozen other Palestinian factions have agreed to set up an interim administration for Gaza, and the first blind Barbie doll goes on sale.

    Tue, 23 Jul 2024
  • 5677 - Harris kicks off presidential campaign with attacks on Trump

    Kamala Harris accused Donald Trump of taking the US backwards. She promised more gun control and protection for reproductive rights. In his first public comments since pulling out of the race, Joe Biden urged Democrats to embrace Ms Harris. Also: an oxygen discovery has defied knowledge of the deep ocean, and with life expectancy increasing, China will raise its official retirement age.

    Tue, 23 Jul 2024
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